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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 1, 2007 8:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Favorite show, by year...

Slow night here at the forum, so I hope folks will indulge me. It is an OLD, worn thread, but I would like to hear from folks, especially new comers, as to favorite shows by year--that is, just off the top of your head, if you have them, list your five favorite shows from five different years.

Over the past year there have been many similar postings, so that most of us know Dr. Flashback's 'top ten' listing, and a hard working forumite put together an exhaustive listing of top shows by votes a while back, but I am thinking newcomers could add new insights. I am being entirely selfish as I use such lists to explore new shows.

Here's mine, again, already posted many times before:

10-12-68
2-11-69
9-19-70
8-6-71
9-28-75

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Poster: cush11 Date: Jan 1, 2007 11:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Did we have to be at the show? Or just any of our favorites? My recall is pretty shot so it's difficult either way... ;) Right now I'd have to say 7/8/78 again... "...Tell you where the four winds dwell..."

Peace... out, cush

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Jan 2, 2007 5:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

With no research - just memory...
2.27.1969
5.2.1970
4.29.1971
8.21.1972
5.26.1973
8.6.1974
6.9.1976
11.6.1977
4.15.1978
3.22.1987
6.23.1988
8.19.1989
7.18.1990
9.22.1991

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 2, 2007 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Very cool that you have such a diverse range of years...I know I couldn't do it from memory if I had more than about five years of real, serious, serious interest!

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Jan 2, 2007 8:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Usually, what I listen to is dependent on my mood. Sometimes I want some early stuff - like 68-71. Sometimes the jazzy era from 72-74 is more appropriate. Sometimes it is the high energy 80's-90's. I just listed off some favorite tapes when making that list. I am sure if asked again in a few weeks it would be different.

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Poster: Ssag Date: Jan 2, 2007 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Using memory only.........

2-14-1968
10-25-1969
9-19-1970
8-6-1971
6-10-1973
1974 Winterland shows all of them
9-28-1975
6-29-1976
anything from the month of 5-77
10-1978 Winterland "From Eygpt with Love" Shows




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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 2, 2007 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Hey--we agree on a number! Looks like Sep of 70 & 75 are popular. Really like that Oct show you mention as well (69).

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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Jan 2, 2007 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

off the top of my head... I know it's more than 5 :)
2-13-70
5-23-72
8-6-74
9-3-77
3-28-81
9-20-87 (fave I was at)
7-18-89
3-24-90 (the 29th too)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 2, 2007 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Hey Dancin--that's a pretty diverse list...I am impressed by the folks that have some a span of time periods in their favs...'results' to follow...

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Jan 2, 2007 7:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

4/17/71
5/25/77
10/27/79
8/13/81
10/12/84

Favorites this week, anyway. I'm sure I'd have a completely different list if asked the same question next week.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 2, 2007 5:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

I like most of the 68-69 stuff, but have yet to find one show which rises above the others for me. Here is the rest of my list...

5-2-70
4-5-71 - 3
5-11-72 - 5
11-11-73 - 1
5-17-74 - 2
6-14-76 - 4
1977
10-13-80
12-6-89
10-31-91


Oops, sorry! Top 5.....note to self, read you.....dufus.





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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 2, 2007 5:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

glad to see i wasn't the only one with 11/11/73 :)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 2, 2007 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Understood. It's funny, but I am the complete opposite and my wife often observes: "you have dozens of these things laying around but you have played that one (10-12-68) six times this week!?"

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 2, 2007 7:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

1/20/68
2/27/69
2/13/70
10/31/71
8/27/72
11/11/73
5/19/74
9/28/75
6/3/76
5/25/77

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 2, 2007 7:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

I just recently got a copy of the 20 Jan 68 show, and it is damn good. Love the other early ones too. Will defn add the mid 70s to my foray into post Pig material.

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Poster: TulaneGDead Date: Jan 1, 2007 11:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

5/21/77
3/29/90; 9/19/20; 12/31/90 .....big toss up
6/29/76
2/24/74
12/18/73
5/1/81

and strong agree with 9/18/87

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 2, 2007 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Cool; where was the May 77 show you mention? Think I have some of those, plus was at a few...

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Poster: not_a_typical_daydream Date: Jan 2, 2007 6:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

From memory, there are a lot of shows listed here that are exceptionally good. I kinda sorta like a lot,
6/9/77
12/31/78
Just a couple that haven't been put out there yet, but looking at the other shows, I think you may be busy for a while. Peace and hang loose.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 2, 2007 7:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Was that 78 the end of Winterland? I went to number that fall there...

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Poster: sydthecat2 Date: Jan 3, 2007 8:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

I come late to this thread so I'll reply direct to you. My choices are all sentimental and today. I could easily change my mind tomorrow.

12/30/69
10/12/68
6/30/88
8/28/81
12/31/90
7/19/89
7/18/90
6/4/78
2/26/77
7/18/76
6/22/73
9/20/90
4/2/89
9/28/72
8/6/71

ooops! I guess that's a lot more than five.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 3, 2007 4:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Excellent early choices; thanks, Syd.

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Poster: CCCC Date: Apr 15, 2007 6:05am
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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 2, 2007 7:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Ohhh yes...like those early ones too...Will give some listening time to the others since it appears we might have similar tastes judging on the early shows.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 1, 2007 8:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

off the top of my head at midnight??? ok i'm game


11/11/73
6/12/76
5/8/77
2/5/78
9/18/87

subject to change once i actually feel alive

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 1, 2007 9:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Hey--great: I have 73, 78 and 87 (probably due to your tips) already...cool. Will check the other two--that 77 one is the one at Cornell that a lot of folks talk about, right? And June of 76--saw a number of shows that year, but not in June. Will track it down. I listened to part of 87 again over the weekend--that is a great one indeed. I love Garcia singing La Bamba. The only show I have from the 80s (don't hate me--it's taking me a while with all the shows I keep getting upgraded on for my 68-70 era period).

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 1, 2007 9:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

those second week june shows are great (to be honest i'm not sure i quoted my fav -it may be the 10th can't remember right now) - would be happy to send you the show if you want (may have a couple if memory serves) - they are smooth and silky if you like that kind of dead - very jazzy and mellow.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 2, 2007 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Thanks Dire; I have your email around here somewhere, but let me take a few more weeks to get through all the new 68 & 69 stuff that's arrived of late before even thinking about adding more (yikes--ext hard drive is filling...).

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 2, 2007 7:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

i know exactly what you mean. i am at your service when you are ready - you know where to find me ;)

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Poster: cush11 Date: Jan 1, 2007 9:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Hmmm, 5/8/77, 1/1/07... 30th anniversary approaching... Hmmmm...

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Poster: HiRoller Date: Jan 1, 2007 11:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

5/25/77 (My first and favorite show I heard)
9/19/70
9/12/81
2/15/73 (I really haven't heard much stuff from '73, though)
10/08/83

I really need to listen to some early Dead, but 77-85 just has some really nice shows.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 2, 2007 7:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Hey--where was the May show you list as your first? Went to a number that year...

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Jan 2, 2007 1:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Great choice for 10/8/83 - best Minglewood ever
'81 - 9/26, 12/3, 12/5
'82 - 8/7, 8/10, 8/3, 8/4, 8/6, 8/8, 8/1, 4/17-19
'83 - 10/17, 8/21, 10/21, 9/24, 10/8, 4/12, 9/2
'84 - 7/6-7, 10/12, 11/2, 10/9, 7/4, 4/20
'85 - 3/31, 3/29, 4/27-28, 6/14, 9/15, 3/28, 9/3,
'86 - 2/8-14
'87 - 3/23-24
'90 - 9/20, 3/31
'91 - 6/14
'93 - 9/13, 3/25
'95 - 3/23, 4/1


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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Jan 2, 2007 7:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

wow! and not one show is before '77! :)

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Jan 2, 2007 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

I love the 80's

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jan 2, 2007 11:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

I think you get five choices, right?

10/29/77

4/12/78

1/10/79

9/25/81

10/12/84

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 2, 2007 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Thanks Grendel; think I got you into the 'PART II' above.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jan 2, 2007 1:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite show, by year...

Much obliged, William!